The man suspected by police of having groped at least 10 women on the Upper East Side since May has been accused in another attack.
The latest episode occurred on Friday in Central Park. The police said a man who fits the description of the suspect who carried out the earlier attacks approached a 28-year-old woman at about 10 p.m. as she was walking near the 66th Street Transverse Road near West Drive.
“She was approached from behind,’’ said Sgt. Carlos Nieves of the New York police. The man began a conversation and then groped the woman in the groin area, he said, and the woman punched and kicked him. The man then fled east on the path.
The woman called the police and was taken to a hospital where she was treated and released.
There has been no arrest.
Earlier in the week, the man is believed to have attacked another woman on the No. 6 subway train. Sgt. Nieves said in that case, which occurred just before 7 p.m. on Aug. 3 when the train was between the 51st Street and 68th Street stops, a woman was approached by a man who rubbed himself against her arm.
When the train doors train opened at 68th Street, the woman ran out and called the police.
The man has struck mostly on the Upper East Side, and all of his victims have been between 21 and 31, the police said. He is between 4-foot-10 and 5-foot-3 and his image was captured by a subway surveillance camera more than two weeks ago.
Sgt. Nieves said he is perplexed that the man is still at large, given how widely police have disseminated his photograph and his description.
“And it’s a very good picture too,’’ Sgt. Nieves said.